A Clockwork Orange - horror?? They must be mad. No Alien? A gross oversight. It's certainly more horror than science fiction. And only one from Shore? I'd easily pick Scanners before Videodrome, or even The Fly.
Poltergeist and The Fly are scores that are in my top ten. Videodrome is interesting but miles behind The Fly (IMO).
It is an interesting list but it is clearly leaned towards synths and prog-rock scores, and more classical orchestral scores like Ghost Story and Poltergeist were ignored. I’d also include Halloween III and Halloween in a top 35 but not as the top 2.
My top 20: - Jaws (suspense but is also considered horror? Or horror must have some supernatural element, in this case Psycho and others should be excluded...) - Poltergeist - Psycho - Hellraiser - The Omen - The Fly - The Fury - Fright Night Part II - Friday The 13th - Bram Stoker’s Dracula - Halloween III - Alien - Rosemary’s Baby - Suspiria - Day of the Dead - Evil Dead 2 - The Thing - Needful Things - Psycho II - A Nightmare On Elm Street
Rolling Stone always screws things up with their "lists." Of course they are going to be very biased on who the favorites are and the choices are always questionable. Poltergeist not included! Really? I was glad to see Hellraiser, Exorcist 2, and Phantasm. But again no Alien, Psycho 2, Bram Stoker's Dracula. I might have included Pet Semetary somewhere in there. And they never included any golden age like Bride of Frankenstein.
Same problem as Onya. I gave up after getting bored waiting for it to load/refresh. What I did see appeared to be the Hipster's Guide to collecting horror film vinyl. All very smug and Tarantino-like cool. Reminded me why I prefer my own lists.
Beautiful movies easy-eyes-ears - ex composers that simply exceeded my expectations with the marriage the shear essences of those particular & crucial scenes were breath-taking, all those done that best the previous list did it too. Many horror scores i love with less blood & guts but i am partial too it.. i will post my last 15 soon.
11. Son of Dracula. 1943 12. Alien. 13. Son of Frankenstein. 1939 14. Dracula 1958. 15. House of Wax. 1953 16. Jaws. 17. Jack the Ripper. 1959 18. The Fly. 1958 19. Night of the Demon. 1957 20. House of Usher. 1960
I can't imagine C.H.U.D. being in a best horror soundtracks or soundtracks list unless the person who voted for it has some very personal connection to the film. The film isn't very good, but maybe worth watching (i like it though acknowledge it's pretty bad), and it absolutely has one of the best actor/director commentaries going; mostly laughing at the film, lamenting the massive changes to it and Daniel Stern jokingly accusing the director of trying to destroy his career for a second time. The score does work in the film and is okay but there's not much about it.